Doulas are taught to communicate with you assisting and teaching families:
Doulas never discount the importance you place on getting breastfeeding right!
Unlike the baby nurse, whose sole job is caring for the baby without consideration of the parents bonding or to ensure breastfeeding is going well, the doula is teaching you to care for your baby, as we care for you.
You start feeling confident in becoming independent as you practice and learn under the guidance of a postpartum doula.
The Postpartum Doula’s Day…
Summing it up, whatever your family needs! Once you get home your needs are Sleep, Newborn 101 and Breastfeeding focused as the days pass, the way the doula spends her time with you changes.
Each visit the postpartum doula assesses with you what needs are most important on that specific day.
Are you desperate for a nap?
Need something nourishing to eat?
Soothe fussy baby?
Bathe the baby?
How to use babywrap or carrier?
Run an errand?
Learn to pump?
Help with siblings?
YOUR DOULA DOES ALL OF THIS AND MORE!
Your priorities are the doula’s priorities. Each family is different and Doula Care support is tailor made to fit you.
Your doula is extensively trained and experienced in managing the specific needs of families with Newborns!
Everything is focused on the parents and baby… Newborn 101
Providing education is one of the doula’s main roles, and this takes many forms.